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Foundation for growth

Operating a professional services firm is a unique challenge. Results of the first Grant Thornton Professional Services Research Study show how professionals can seize new business opportunities, positioning itself for success—turning challenges into opportunities. [June 7, 2012] More...

Anti-corruption legislation casts a global net: Don’t get caught because you don’t know the rules

A Grant Thornton white paper that outlines anti-corruption legislation in Canada, the US and UK. We offer some insight into this legislation and how it could impact your business. [May 31, 2012] More...

Venturing into new territory— mining and risk in emerging markets

A Grant Thornton white paper that outlines some of the risks facing mining companies looking to expand into emerging markets. To reduce exposure to foreign expansion risks, we offer some advice for mining companies to follow before the operations begin. [March 5, 2012] More...

Succeeding at succession: structuring your transition plan

Matching your objectives with your exit strategy. In the early years of a privately held business, it’s not uncommon for owners to follow Bob Dylan’s risk mitigation strategy: when you got nothing, you got nothing to lose. Over time, those who successfully employ that strategy, as well as more conventional ones, frequently find themselves with something—a profitable business, and much to lose—wealth, family harmony and more. [January 3, 2012] More...

Succeeding at succession: identifying and engaging successors

Who to choose? That is the question facing an increasing number of individuals seeking to transfer ownership of a privately held business—and one of the many surrounding business succession addressed in this white paper from Grant Thornton International. [December 5, 2011] More...

Succeeding at succession: establishing the value of your company

A Grant Thornton International white paper advising that a well-framed succession plan should include laying the foundation for long-term growth by strengthening the value of your business. [November 9, 2011] More...

Succeeding at succession: establishing your goals and objectives

A Grant Thornton International white paper advising that a well-framed succession plan should include objectives that are aligned with your business strategies and goals—and then communicated to both your business and personal stakeholders. [October 17, 2011] More...

One solution doesn’t have to mean one strategy.

A Grant Thornton LLP white paper for manufacturing and distribution that discusses working both sides of the equation—financial and operational—for a more holistic approach to securing the health of your business. [August 11, 2010] More...

Trust and occupational fraud: How to trust us just as important as who to trust

A Grant Thornton white paper that discusses issues relating to trust in the workplace—specifically how understanding who to trust (people) and how to trust (controls) are critical steps in the development of any fraud-prevention initiative. [July 27, 2010] More...

Goodbye to just “getting by”: enhancing performance in volatile times

A Grant Thornton white paper for professional services firms that examines the benefits of defining your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and the many ways in which they can enhance business performance and management. [July 23, 2010] More...